Grab your favourite beanie, because now Australian citizens and residents are able to travel to the USA, the forecast predicts a high chance of snowy adventure during the northern hemisphere’s 21/22 ski season.
It’s an exciting time in Colorado, with some resorts now officially open, and fully-vaccinated Aussies given the green light to visit once more.
While the state’s renowned resorts offer the same quality powder, hotels and attractions that we’ve fallen in love with in the past, there’s plenty of new and enhanced experiences to make a Colorado snowcation worth the wait.
What’s new on the snow scene this winter?
1. Beaver Creek Resort will add 250 acres of lift-served, welcoming ski terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers, McCoy Park is the resort’s newest family-friendly learning area, which will offer 17 trails of natural, groomable glades.
2. Winter Park will offer guests sunset guided skiing and riding experiences, new this season.
3. Aspen Art Museum will be home to an Andy Warhol: Lifetimes exhibit on 3 December, the only place it will be shown in the USA, while the town will also unveil the Herbert Bayer Center with a soft opening in December and grand opening in June 2022, which will focus on preserving and honouring the art of Bayer.
Bayer, whose work is an iconic expression of the Bauhaus movement in America, influenced the foundations of modern Aspen.
For a piece of art to take home with you this season, Aspen Snowmass has announced the 21-22 Winter Season Lift Tickets will feature Paola Pivi’s colourful polar bears.
Visitors can also spot Pivi’s art installations across the resorts and in the Aspen Art Museum and get their hands on limited edition Aspen Snowmass merchandise with the bear designs.
4. Loveland will offer Snowcat tours in Dry Gulch, a new guided backcountry experience. The entire snowcat can be booked for groups as well as individual seats.
5. Copper Mountain is launching the Western Territory, an area on the resort’s western-most side dedicated to inspiring beginner skiers and families to connect with Copper’s heritage.
It will include two adventure zones, two new trails and a connector trail that offer skill development and animation to help families who are learning the sport.
6. Telluride will provide guests with 40 new acres of beginner and intermediate skiing, including the new Grouse Glades.
7. Purgatory Resort has launched a new free season pass for children aged 12 and under. Power Kids is the only season pass in North America that grants free unlimited skiing and riding to children under 12 with no blackout days or purchase required.
Plus, new this winter, United is making it easier for visitors to travel to Breckenridge and Fort Collins with year-round ground transport and baggage transfer connecting through its Denver hub.
How good is all that?
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